A Hout Bay physiotherapist and a domestic worker will take on Table Mountain’s 13 peaks to raise funds for victims of abuse.
The running partners, Vuyo Spamla and Sabine Muller, aim to raise R100 000 for the Friends of Child Protection through their BackaBuddy page.
While not seen as a race, but an opportunity to experience the beautiful nature that surrounds Cape Town, the duo are training long and hard to complete the challenge in under 48 hours.
“I have gained the fitness; stamina to deal with 12-hour physical work days whilst being a wife and mother;” said Muller “I have made friends with amazing like-minded individuals who have become close friends, including Vuyo and I have gotten to enjoy the mountains around Cape Town and further afield as my running moved to include the trails.”
The non-profit organization relies on volunteers and donations which allow them to distribute comfort packs to children across the Western Cape who have survived a violent assault.
The packs range in price from R80 and R120 to produce and include snacks, underwear, facecloths, soap, a fun activity, a teddy bear and other age-appropriate items.
“The number of packs requested consistently exceeds the number the organisation can supply and in December more packs are needed than any other month. Vuyo and I need your help to be able to reach every child in need this December,” Muller explained.
Since the launch of their campaign, the pair have raised almost R29 000 with kind contributions from 32 donors.
If you wish to contribute to this cause you can here